Featured Interview – Made From The Heart
Made From The Heart
What are you inspired by?
I love looking at the craft sites and seeing other peoples work. I also love vintage and antique things that are a bit quirky. Just reading different blogs with like minded crafters is great inspiration too!
Do you have a work space or studio? What is it like?
I am lucky enough to have a big room in our house that is solely for my work. Its not quite how I would like it set up but I’m always so busy creating that I never seem to have the time to re-organize myself! The children also have their little spot to work too so its a family affair!
Where can people buy your work?
You can also see my items at a few shops in
Big Blue Sky, Wells-next-the-sea
Rooms with a View, Diss,
Norfolk Living, Burnham Market,
How do you promote your work?
Mostly through facebook and twitter, and just word of mouth and going to some great craft fairs.
What advice would you offer to someone thinking about turning their craft/art into a business?
Oh I have loads of advice…where to start….
- be brave
- if you want to do it just go for it!
- Make things that you enjoy making and you would want in your home too.
- In the beginning go to loads of fairs and test the market.
- Join some of the women’s networking groups such as WiRE. They have been a great way for me to meet like minded people. Some of the ladies that I met last year have set up a group called Dead Good Designs in which we get together and support each other’s businesses and bounce ideas off each other. We also club together to go to a few of the more expensive fairs ones that we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise.
A few of your favourites (just for fun)….
Colour: I love to wear black
Season: autumn, but then love English spring time, being Canadian I am reminded every spring why
Person: my husband, he is so supportive of me and my business I couldn’t have done any of this without him
Food: pasta, I could eat it everyday! Wish it was fat free!
Website: facebook (unfortunately but it keeps me connected to friends and family back home)